School success stories are no longer all about London as the North is proving
A leading executive headteacher has praised a drastic change in schooling throughout the north of England highlighting huge improvements that he has seen in Birmingham, Leeds and the whole of the north of England.
Sir John Townsley, was knighted in this years New Year’s Honours List and is the executive headteacher of the Gorse Academies Trust which includes two academies and free school in Leeds. Sir John stated that too often the focus of success stories are centred on London schools when there was just as much to be focused on in the North of England that often goes unrecognised.
Sir Michel Wilshaw has previously highlighted a huge divide in the performance of schooling across the country and stated that “two nations” existed in one and that the chances of a student attending a school that was good or outstanding was less than 50% in the North of England.